2008 Longboard Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 1,450 cases, $33. Sourced from O’Neel, Ledbetter, Rochioli and Webber vineyards. Aged in 35% new French oak. · Moderately light reddish- purple color in the glass. Deeply fragrant initially with aromas of Bing cherries and baking spice, developing scents of sous-bois and stem over time in the glass. Medium weight core of black cherry flavor with hints of cola and tar robed in soft, supple tannins. Decent. Reviewed July 23, 2012

Winery: Longboard Vineyards
From article: Tasting Pinot with Plenty of Noir